The Best Luxury Sofas Manufacturers

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The best luxury sofas manufacturers all Made in Italy.

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A sophisticated designer sofa can completely transform the visual impact of a living room and, in particular, Italian sofa manufacturers are known worldwide for the high quality of the materials used, attention to detail, refinement and elegance of design.

Driade verlaine sofa

Driade Verlaine sofa.

Precious velvets, refined leathers and soft fabrics… everything necessary to make the sofa a unique jewel that can be customised according to the customer’s needs. In Italy, in fact, the culture of relaxation and rest is very marked; this is why furniture companies are very fertile and famous.

Poliform dune sofa

Poliform Dune sofa

Italian design not only represents tradition but is increasingly focusing on innovation, and in particular on the study and research of new materials to make seating more comfortable and ergonomic; technology combined with high craftsmanship gives life to long-lasting, fashion-proof furniture.

Poltrona Frau John John sofa

Poltrona Frau John John sofa

Which are the most famous Italian manufacturers of luxury sofas?

Driade

Driade was founded in 1968 and immediately distinguished itself as a true “aesthetic workshop” in the continuous search for beauty in living. The vast Driade catalogue includes furniture for the home, garden and public spaces. The collections include objects of art and everyday use, “souls” that blend harmoniously.

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Driade Verlaine sofa

Poltrona Frau

An ‘Italian myth’ known all over the world. Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau became the official supplier to the Italian royal family, the Savoy dynasty, a few years later in 1926. Since then, it has furnished all the most famous buildings, grand hotels, the interiors of the Turin Expo in 1928 and the sumptuous transatlantic liner Rex, pride of the Italian Navy.

Poltrona frau chester line sofa

Poltrona Frau Chester Line sofa

Poliform

Founded in 1970 by Alberto Spinelli, Aldo Spinelli and Giovanni Anzani, Poliform has distinguished itself for its culture of savoir faire: work ethic and entrepreneurial vision, combined with technical knowledge and design mastery. A heritage that today lives and thrives in Poliform.

Poliform shangai sofa

Poliform Shangai sofa

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Decorating the Living Room with Red

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Decorating the living room with red: the colour of passion adds a touch of exclusivity to the room.

Decorating with red

All lovers of red should know that very little is needed to brighten up a monochromatic and characterless environment. If your living room is therefore monochromatic, you can decide to add small touches of colour, such as the upholstery of an armchair or a sofa, to give more personality to the space.

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Get the look with Vermelha chair

So how best to use red in living room furniture? A good strategy, as we were saying before, is to choose this colour for single elements: for example for a chair, a sofa, a desk, a sideboard or a pouf. Alternatively, if you are not afraid to be daring, you can decide to distribute red in small doses throughout the room: for example, choose red cushions, curtains or carpets with a red print.

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Get the look with Rose chair

As red is a warm colour, it tends to make a room smaller: for this reason, in a small, dimly lit living room, it is better to avoid painting all the walls in this colour… Red is an energetic and lively colour: for this reason, it is better to use this colour only in the living area and not in the sleeping area.

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Get the look with Lounger armchair

To make your living room harmonious, you can combine the red colour of the walls with brown and in general with all shades of wood. A furnishing that skilfully combines white and red is certainly very impressive.

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5 Must-Have Designer Rugs for your Living Room.

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5 must-have handmade rugs ideal for the decoration of your living room.

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The rug is one of the most popular pieces of furniture to decorate the living room, making it warm and cosy. In addition of being a decorative element, the rug can be also functional, indeed, if you have children, it dampens noise and possible falls.

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In this post we recommend some entirely handmade decorative carpets designed by famous designers, ideal for adding a touch of colour and hygge style to your living room. Rectangular, square or round, it doesn’t matter the shape or size, what matters is quality, elegance and functionality!

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Let’s discover together the 5 must-have designer rugs for your living room!

 Jie rug

Jie is an elegant collection composed by two handmade rugs. It is characterized by different little decorations on it surface that make the rug a bit sophisticated and exclusive. Available in 3 different sizes,  Jie is suitable for the decoration of living rooms and bedrooms.

Nanimarquina jie rug

 Losanges rug

The Losanges rug was designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec who created an elegant collection of exclusive rugs available in three different sizes. With the Losanges collection, the designers continue their study of simplicity and elegance, reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug by using ancient kilim techniques.

Nanimarquina losanges rug

Capas rug

Capas is an elegant collection of handmade rugs, designed by Mathias Hahn. The collection is focused on the creation and use of layers of colors, tonality and shadow to generate intense depth while also being easy enough to blend into any environment, due to the presence of a wide range of chromatic shades.

Nanimarquina capas rug

Flora Promenade rug

The Flora Promenade rug, available in 2 shapes, is an exercise in reinterpreting the artist’s floral work transferred to the rug. The designer has worked carefully on the selection of each of the flowers, paying special attention to the scale and color in search of the appropriate compositional balance to ensure that Promenade is integrated and coexists in multiple spaces.

Nanimarquina flora promenade rug

Silhouette rug

Silhouette, designed by Jaime Hayon is a collection of rugs suitable for indoor and outdoor use that highlights the acclaimed casual style of the designer and artist. Depicted with a delicate stroke, the illustration defines the silhouettes of several imaginary characters that intertwine and coexist in a beautiful composition. Nine faces are distributed at different angles so that the rug can be viewed from any perspective, fitting perfectly in any space.

Nanimarquina silhouette rug

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The 4 Chicest Modern Sofas of 2021

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The 4 chicest modern sofas of 2021: let’s discover the best designer sofas in vogue for this year!

Modern sofas

This year’s interior designers offer a wide choice of very comfortable, modern, chic sofas with an exclusive and easily recognisable design. Leaving aside minimalism and the essential, the design world for this 2021 opts exclusively for comfort with elegant, enveloping and soft lines without neglecting quality in the least.

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Let’s discover together the 4 chicest modern sofas that can not be missed in a home!

Bonaldo Cave sofa

The Cave sofa, characterised by a sophisticated yet linear style, great comfort and the typical quality of Made in Italy, is one of the most popular and best-selling Italian sofas in the world. It easily adapts to various styles, from modern to contemporary and in some cases even classic… It has a strong visual impact when placed in large environments such as open spaces.

Bonaldo cave

Zanaboni Nouvelle Vague sofa

Nouvelle Vague represents luxury, exclusivity and art combined with design. The Nouvelle Vague sofa is not only extremely elegant, but also comfortable, luxurious, modern and versatile. It can be placed in living rooms, museums, waiting rooms and palaces.

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Gallotti&Radice Cloud sofa

Cloud is famous for its original, chic and elegant design, reminiscent of a cloud. Sitting on the Cloud sofa gives the feeling of being suspended in the air, so comfortable is this exclusive design piece. Its versatility allows it to be placed in various contexts and combined with various styles.

Gallotti&radice cloud

Natuzzi Iago sofa

The Iago sofa is characterised by square, linear forms that harmonise with the softness of the upholstery for a surprising aesthetic result. The particularly low seat gives Iago comfort and pleasantness. Iago is an exceptional sofa with a reinvented classical flavour, ideal for embellishing shared and familiar environments.

Natuzzi iago

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Ideas and Tips: How to Make the Living Room Larger

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Ideas and tips: how to make the living room larger in just a few steps.

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The sofa is the reference point and focal element of the living room, and it is on this piece of furniture that we must focus all our attention to make the living room larger. The choice of sofa is certainly one of the best memories we all have of when we were setting up our home. The simplest and most obvious reasoning would lead us to prefer a small sofa, and perhaps a couple of armchairs, in a small living room. This is a furnishing mistake, for the simple reason that so many small pieces of furniture “suffocate” the room!

sancal mousse sofa

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Get the look with:  Mousse sofa

So when furnishing a living room, always focus on the essentials: a large, comfortable and enveloping sofa, one or more coffee tables and a carpet. These few essential elements will create a functional, bright and spacious environment.

sancal tiptoe sofa

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Get the look with:  Tiptoe sofa

Another trick of many interior designers is to use sliding fabric doors to divide the various rooms in the house, reclaiming precious space, giving a touch of elegance to the house and the feeling of a larger room with more light.

dooor textile folding doors

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Discover how to give a room a new look with  Textile Folding Doors

An elegant rug is a must in any self-respecting living room, a decorative element that is becoming increasingly popular in new furniture designs.
The inclusion of a rug in the living room used to be a habit that has almost been lost with the latest generations, who prefer more modern styles.

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But, in recent years it has come back into fashion as, a large rug, perhaps in light shades, will give us the feeling of open space and a larger living room. Even better if we match the colours of the rug to those of the surrounding walls, because we will also gain the light effect.

nanimarquina hayon x nani rug

Get the look with:  Silhouette rug

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Where to Place the Dining Table

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Where to place the dining table: tips and ideas on the best positions for the table in the dining room, living room or kitchen.

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Current interior design trends see the dining table not as a stand-alone element but as an integral part of the home. When it comes to inserting this accessory in the dining room, living room or kitchen, it is necessary to carefully consider where to place it in order to maintain the visual harmony of the environment.

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Placing the table in the dining room:

This is the most popular choice. For those who have a space to devote entirely to the dining room, the table becomes the focal point, the most important piece of furniture on which to adapt the rest of the decor. In this case, interior designers opt for placing the table in the centre of the room, choosing models with an elegant and refined design without forgetting functionality.

miniforms barry table

Get the look with:  Barry table

In a dining room, a rectangular or oval table is always perfect for any occasion!

miniforms pixie table

Get the look with:  Pixie table

Placing the table in the kitchen:

The kitchen is a cosy, intimate place for meals shared with one’s family. For this type of environment, we recommend placing the table near a source of natural light such as a window. If you have enough space it is best to choose a rectangular table, otherwise it is better to opt for a round one that does not take up too much space but at the same time can fill a gap that would be otherwise difficult to enhance.

sancal pion table

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Get the look with:  Pion table

miniforms decapo table

Get the look with:  Decapo table

Placing the table in the living room:

If you decide to place the dining table in the living room, you will have to design the room to create two different areas in the same space: the living area and the dining area. The table will no longer be the protagonist, but will have to coexist in balance with the sofa and with all the typical furniture of a living room: sideboard, coffee table, armchair, rugs…

miniforms illo table

Get the look with:  Illo table

sancal tortuga table

Get the look with:  Tortuga table

One of the most important criteria when deciding where to place the table in the living room is to establish the correct distance from the sofa. You need to consider at least 60 cm of space that will allow you to move easily around the sofa and generally speaking at least one metre or a little more between the table and the sofa.

bonaldo big table

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The Praise of the Essential in Furnishing.

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The praise of the essential in furnishing: how to renovate the house for the winter season.

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Whether it’s furniture or furnishing accessories, almost all the designers’ projects for next winter have one thing in common: the praise of the essential. The object must be beautiful and useful in the sign of soft Modernism.

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The Kitchen.

The kitchen has become the heart of the home, especially in this period of health emergency, increasingly technological and at the same time increasingly comparable to the status symbol of a supercar.

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Italy is undoubtedly the home of top-of-the-range kitchens, combining culinary wisdom, traditional craftsmanship and excellence in design, all ingredients that make it the spearhead of the sector.

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The Dining Room.

If the kitchen is considered the heart of the house, the dining room is its belly button and the table is its master. The trend for the new year is to mix high-tech structures with copper, bronze, raw iron, matt lacquered trellis-shaped or with crossed central legs with tops in various shapes, especially rectangular with acid-etched glass and ceramic finishes and solid wood with irregular edges in order to take up the vintage trend in a modern key.

miniforms barry table

Get the look with:  Barry table

The dining table will be accompanied by stylish seats conceived by the designers in the search for ideal proportions, enhancing the hand, eye and heart of the craftsman, with the seat upholstered in leather, eco-leather or nubuck and the legs upholstered in the same finish to highlight its importance. In Anglo-Saxon countries, large dimensions are usually preferred (250×100 cm. the most requested), while in other countries the size of 200×100 cm. is chosen.

miniforms gustave table

Get the look with:  Gustave table

The Living Room.

The most eclectic architects and interior designers prefer unusual shapes and finishes to decorate the living room, and more and more they tend to have their standard products customised (sometimes exaggeratedly) by manufacturers in order to give a touch of exclusivity to the environment, thus giving the customer the feeling of having purchased an unique product.

sancal core sofa

Get the look with:  Core sofa

Minimalism is back, just a few pieces but of the highest quality, thanks to the made in Italy and its reinvented fundamentals in different segments and returned to the centre of moodboards all over the world.

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The Outdoor.

In the eyes of the average consumer, the outdoors does not arouse the same reverential fear associated with indoor design, but since every outdoor space is potentially a space to be lived in, products intended for the general public are treated in the smallest detail on a par with indoor products, using a sophisticated style and using the reference models of great designers in the weather proof version.

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Home Decor Ideas for Autumn Season

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Home decor ideas for autumn season: how to give the home a warmer and more comfortable look.

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With the arrival of autumn we feel the need to make the house a welcoming retreat, a nest in which to take refuge when the days get shorter and protect us from the temperatures that begin to drop.

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Let’s discover together the most effective tricks to use to decorate the house in the cold seasons!

Accessories

It takes little to give rooms a more comfortable look, for example by choosing the right textiles for the living room and bedroom, opting for soft and comfortable pillows, rugs, poufs, wool blankets and fabric covers.

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Get the look with  Bali Pouf

The Sofa

If you are planning to change the sofa, we suggest you to choose a very soft and enveloping fabric model with a chaise longue or additional modules that allow the user to lie down and sleep.

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The Reading Corner

A reading corner is one of the focal points of the home during the cold seasons. Also in this case a very comfortable armchair with a high and enveloping backrest is a must. Another solution could be a chaise longue that would give a touch of style to the room.

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A Cozy Bedroom

As far as the bedroom is concerned, you have to focus on the most important element: the bed. If you have a bed with a wooden frame and headboard, we recommend you to abound with accessories: pillows, blankets, upholstered benches and furnishing accessories that balance the minimalism of the bed.

ercol salina bed

If you feel like changing your bed, we recommend a model with upholstered frame and headboard; a soft but modern, comfortable and informal one like Flou’s Nathalie bed designed by the great architect Vico Magistretti

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Ideas for Decorating an Empty Wall

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Some interesting ideas for decorating an empty wall using designer accessories.

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Leaving a wall of the house completely empty could, in some cases, compromise the visual impact and harmony of a room. Especially in large rooms, if they are not palaces or period houses, it is always advisable to decorate the walls with method, using different colours, wallpaper, silk-screen printing or elegant design accessories. And it is precisely the latter ones that we will deal with in this post.

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Wall clocks

Design accessories with original shapes can be easily combined with any furniture and style of the house but also with any wall colour. For example coat hangers or colorful, elegant and sophisticated wall clocks.

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Tapestry rugs

Another idea we propose you is to use tapestry carpets, such as Nanimarquina’s Hayon x Nani instead of a painting. These types of accessories, made entirely by hand, are true works of art.

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Where to buy the  Hayon x Nani rug

Acoustic panels

How about, instead, using nice acoustic panels, like the Beetle from Sancal company, to decorate the wall of your living room? The designer was inspired by the exhibition rooms dedicated to entomology and their terrifying showcases of insects…

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Coat hangers

If the empty wall is located at the entrance of the house or in the hallway an idea would be to opt for a wall hanger… maybe coloured or in contrast with the colour of the wall.

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Mirrors

If you love mirrors, why not putting some designer ones in the empty wall of your bedroom, hallway or even in the living room? Learn more about how to Decorate with mirrors

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Shelves

It’s very useful using some shelves with minimalist design to give a touch of class to the environment and also as a space-saving solution. Beautiful the aluminium model, Wogg 10 by the Swiss company Wogg.

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Where to buy  Wogg 10 shelf

If you have decided instead to leave the wall in issue empty, we recommend that you play with the lighting, choosing chandeliers with a modern design in order to liven the environment up.

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Choosing the Right Sofa Shape

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Choosing the right sofa shape: let’s discover together the various  sofas types and their features.

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The sofa, together with a few other furnishing elements, is an essential presence; it represents the need for a comfortable place to rest and relax.

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Over the years the shape of sofas have drastically changed, adapting to fashions, various types of homes and people needs.

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Let’s see together the most common and peculiar characteristics to guide the choice on the model that is right for us.

Linear sofa

The most classic and elegant of shapes that will never go out of fashion. Usually it is a two or three seater sofa, but there are also larger ones. It is the best-selling form, which allows the sofa to be used alone or in combination with armchairs or other sofas to give life to the living room, the relaxation area for family and guests. Perfect for medium/small sized apartments.

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Daybed

The daybed is a comfortable seat half bed and half sofa and results to be a winning choice for the decoration of modern and chic living rooms or even  bedrooms. Indeed a daybed is able to furnish in an elegant way; it can also be combined with other sofas or armchairs in order to add more seats.

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Peninsula sofa

A variant of the linear sofa, definitely in vogue for a few years, is the one
with chaise longue. A seat is inserted as an end element
with a backrest but stretched out, so you can lie on it. It is an element
which gives additional comfort to the sofa, making it suitable for long pauses of relax.

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Corner sofa

The corner model is perfect when inserted in very large and bright living rooms. This form of sofa is characterized by a strong vocation for conviviality. In fact, even if it does not take up more space than two linear sofas placed at right angles, it offers more seats and, above all, invites informality. It is also perfect for separating two distinct areas within the same space. It can be placed against the wall or in the middle of the room.

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Island sofa

An “island” sofa is a sofa that allows you to sit on several sides. Obviously it is a sofa that cannot be placed next to the walls but which finds its place in the middle of the room. It is perfect in modern environments and creates a relaxed atmosphere. The shape is often irregular to allow more than one sitting mode, comfort being its strength.

sancal la isla sofa

Get the look with  La Isla sofa

Designer sofa

If you love art and design and you are looking for an “important” sofa from an aesthetic point of view, you can opt for a sculptural model with an original and artistic shape. Perfect for sophisticated environments that privilege image over functionality.

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